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4 Types of Mistakes, Each an Opportunity

When viewed and responded to effectively, mistakes provide rich opportunities for learning. In this recent article, Eduardo Briceño identifies four types of mistakes we make and explains the responses to each that lead to significant learning. Want more on this topic? Check out this video clip from one of our workshops.

Expanding the 'Menu': Reading Aloud and Middle School

Like the teacher quoted at the end of this article, my former students remember the times we spent sharing books. But does reading to children after they can read independently have any benefits? Research suggests it does, as Holly Korbey details. Want some kidlit recommendations? Check out Make Way for Books.

Teaching Learning

What have we learned about how the brain learns? And how can we apply what we’ve learned to our teaching? In this succinct article, Katrina Schwartz shares a few basics that teachers can apply today!

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Writer's Stylus: A Sneak Peek!

For several years, we at Clerestory Learning have been equipping teachers to implement  Writer’s Stylus, an exciting K-12 instructional writing program. Recently, we’ve been creating student materials—the Student Portfolio—to complement the professional development component. These materials merge mechanics (e.g., grammar, punctuation), revision skills, and genre experiences into a cohesive program. Be among the first to take a look at a few pages from the forthcoming fifth grade materials.

Are you looking for a Writing program? Register for training! Here are a few program details.

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